IP Access for Remote Administration

By default, all IP addresses are granted remote access to EFT. EFT allows you to grant remote administration access to only one specific IP address or a range of IP addresses, or deny access to one specific address or a range of addresses. Refer to Controlling Access to the Site by IP Address for details of banning IP addresses.

To grant/deny access by IP address

  1. In the administration interface, connect to EFT and click the Server tab.

  2. On the Server tab, click the Server node that you want to configure.

  3. In the right pane, click the Administration tab.

  4. Select the Allow remote administration check box.

  5. Next to IP ban/access list for remote administration, click Configure.

    The IP Access Rules dialog box appears. The default configuration is to deny access to automatically banned IP addresses. By default, if no rule matches an IP address, then the IP is allowed.

    To add an IP address to the rules, click Add. The Add IP to Access Control List dialog box appears.

    1. Specify the IP address or mask.

    2. Provide a reason for allowing or denying the IP access. (optional)

    3. Click whether to Allow or Deny the address.

    4.  Click OK. CIDR notation is supported for IPv4 addresses (e.g., and literal IPv6 addresses (e.g., 001:cdba:9abc:5678::/64).

    To remove a rule, click it in the list, and then click Remove. A confirmation prompt appears. Click Yes. (You cannot remove the default rule.)

    To edit a rule, click it in the list, and then click Edit. The Add IP to Access Control List dialog box appears for you to edit the address. Click OK to save your edits.

    To test whether an IP address is banned or allowed, click Test IP. The Test IP Connection dialog box appears.

    To view the list of banned IP addresses, click Autoban List. The IP Auto-ban dialog box appears.

  6. Click OK to close the dialog boxes.

  7. Click Apply to save the changes on EFT.